HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 cc175-6W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the health boards in which the cytology laboratories post directly to women the results of cervical smear tests that are(a) positive and (b) negative.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Both laboratories in Tayside health board send the results of positive and negative cervical smear tests directly to women. The laboratories in the following boards send results to the source of the smear, whether general medical practitioner, well-woman clinic or other clinic:

  • Health board
  • Argyll and Clyde
  • 176
  • Ayrshire and Arran
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Fife
  • Forth Valley
  • Grampian
  • Greater Glasgow
  • Highland
  • Lanarkshire
  • Lothian

In these areas it is the responsibility of the clinician or practitioner to make the result of the test available to the women.

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